Europe Conference of Rabbis:
'Neo-Nazi Budapest march reminiscent of dark days'

'Hate crimes, legislative attacks that are new anti-Semitism have spread, so is danger that anti-Semitism will turn into deadly terrorism.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Rabbi Goldschmidt with Rabbis of France, Britain, and Strassbourg
Rabbi Goldschmidt with Rabbis of France, Britain, and Strassbourg
Eli Itkin

In the center of Budapest, Hungary, a mass march of inflamed neo-Nazis chanted anti-Semitic slogans using symbols and fascist posters. Despite protests and appeals by Jewish organizations around the world, the Hungarian authorities chose to ignore the traditional parade.

President of the Conference of Rabbis of Europe and rabbi of Moscow Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt responded by saying that the images of Budapest are unbearable and painful and remind us of the darkest chapters of the last century.the neo-Nazis attack Europe's freedom and values. "The indifference of the Hungarian authorities is shocking, and they must take into account the influence of such hate messages."

Rabbi Goldschmidt added that "we are very concerned about the dangerous consequences in Europe: the number of anti-Semites, history writers and Holocaust deniers growing in Europe, both left and right." The hate crimes and the new anti-Semitic legislation have spread more and more, As we have seen in the attack on the synagogue in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in Europe.The problem is not only in the march and its ramifications, but mainly reveals the hatred that bubbles beneath the surface and is liable to erupt.

"We demand a determined struggle against anti-Semitism and its hate messages from all those responsible in Europe so that the Jews can live in security and tranquility and uphold the religious commandments and their way of life everywhere without fear."